Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup clash with Tranmere Rovers scheduled for TV coverage

Newcastle United’s clash with Tranmere Rovers has been picked for TV coverage.

Eddie Howe’s side will make the trip to Prenton Park to face Tranmere on Wednesday, August 24 - and the game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Newcastle haven’t faced Tranmere since 2000 – a game they won 3-2 in the FA Cup, courtesy of goals from Gary Speed, Didier Domi and Duncan Ferguson.

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And the Magpies will be aiming to avoid a second-straight exit in Round Two of this competition after being defeated by Burnley at this stage last season.

Newcastle United’s Carabao Cup clash with Tranmere Rovers has been scheduled for TV coverage (Photo by ALEX PANTLING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The game with Tranmere, which falls in-between Premier League games against Manchester City and Wolves, will kick-off at 7:45pm.

Newcastle supporters can also watch highlights of the game on ITV after the EFL struck a deal with the channel to show highlights of all regular-season EFL Cup games as well as dedicated Carabao Cup highlights programmes.

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Rovers defeated Accrington Stanley to set up a clash with Newcastle.